Division of Construction Services
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The Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (CT DAS), Division of Construction Services (DCS) is the state’s primary department for executive and judicial branch construction-related services; administration of the state school construction grant program; and development, administration and training of state building and fire safety codes.
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Governor Malloy and DAS Commissioner DeFronzo Announce Funding for New Litchfield County Courthouse
  Governor Malloy announced in late May that the State Bond Commission will vote on the final funding elements necessary for the new Litchfield County Courthouse project to commence in Torrington. This project will feature the consolidation and construction of a new 174,000 square foot Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse on Field Street in Torrington. The new courthouse will house Civil, Criminal, Family and Juvenile Courts. This project will create or retain approximately 1424 construction related jobs with a total project cost of more than $81 million.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Quinebaug Middle College
  A ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest addition to Quinebaug Valley Community College was held at the Danielson campus on Thursday, May 22. The new 38,000 square foot wing houses the Quinebaug Middle College, a regional magnet high school which opened its doors in 2008.

Friday, February 28, 2014
DAS Celebrates with CCSU in New Residence Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony
  A ground breaking ceremony for a new residence hall was hosted by Central Connecticut State University on Wednesday February 26, 2014. The new 220,000 square foot residence hall will offer suite style rooms with a living room and bathroom shared by four students. Each floor will offer group study rooms and alcoves for one-on-one studying and socializing. A compute laboratory, game room, and large living rooms will be located on the first floor to create a community center for residents. The state-of-the-art building will also include the University’s Residence Life administrative offices and campus-wide meeting space on the first floor.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Applicability of SSIC Standards With Respect To Grant Applications
  Following the recent release of the School Safety Infrastructure Council’s (SSIC) Report, questions were raised concerning the effective date of the new Standards established by the Council. According to law, these new Standards go into effect on July 1, 2014. Therefore, towns and municipalities submitting grant applications to the Division of Construction Services on or before June 30, 2014 – to be considered by the General Assembly in 2014 for the 2014/2015 school construction priority list – are not required to include the new SSIC standards. School districts submitting grant applications on or after July 1, 2014, however, will be required to include the new Standards in their applications. The Department of Administrative Services strongly encourages Schools districts to review and where possible, implement the SSIC Standards during the school design process, even if not required to do so by law.

Thursday, December 05, 2013
DAS/DCS and other State Agencies Celebrate New Wastewater System at Southbury Training School
  Commissioners from Connecticut’s Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Developmental Services (DDS) and Construction Services (DCS) celebrated the benefits of a modern state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system at Southbury Training School, Southbury. The new system, which came online this past June, includes a pump station at the training school that sends all wastewater to Heritage Village Water Pollution Control Facility. This allowed the aging treatment plant at training school to be shut down and demolished.

Thursday, December 05, 2013
Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Renovation of MCC’s East Parking Lot
  A groundbreaking ceremony marking the renovation of the East Parking Lot at Manchester Community College was held on Monday, August 5, 2013.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
DAS/DCS Attends 19th Annual State of the State
  On October 18, 2013, the Department of Administrative Services/Division of Construction Services attended the Construction Institute's 19th Annual State of the State Conference on the Public Construction Market Outlook for 2014.

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Nomination of Three Connecticut Green LEAF Schools for National Award
  Three Connecticut Green LEAF Schools in Hartford and New Haven were nominated for the Federal Green Ribbon School Award. DCS Deputy Commissioner Pasquale Salemi stated that “[t]he Green LEAF program recognizes some of the best environmentally-designed and built schools in our state. Along with our partners at the state Departments of Education, Public Health, and Energy and Environmental Protection, we commend these districts for their efforts and look forward to supporting these principles around the state in the years to come."

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Construction Update
  The School of Visual and Performing Arts Instructional Center is on schedule to be completed in March 2014. Visual and Performing Arts departments will move into the facility in summer 2014 and classes will begin in the building in the fall 2014 semester.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
City of West Haven Letter to Department of Construction Services
  West Haven Building Officials praise DCS State Building Inspector and DCS State Fire Marshall Offices in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Friday, November 02, 2012
Connecticut Fire Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  On Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30PM, the Department of Construction Services, in conjunction with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Commission on Fire Prevention and Control held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Connecticut Fire Academy / Hartford Fire School. The Connecticut Fire Academy is located at 34 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks. The ceremony was for both the new Class A burn building, where trainees will learn how to battle fires, the new Maintenance/Storage Garage and a new live Fire Extinguisher training prop.

Thursday, October 04, 2012
SCSU School of Business Ribbon-Cutting Event
  On Friday September 21, a ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the new Southern Connecticut State University School of Business. A host of State, University and local dignitaries attended including Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Department of Construction Services Deputy Commissioner Pasquale “Bud” Salemi, President of SCSU Mary Papazian, Dean of the School of Business Ellen Durnin, New Haven Chamber of Commerce President Anthony Rescigno, Business School student Chase Fuller and Mayor John DeStefano.